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Salary du jour: Red & Black publisher Harry Montevideo, $189,545

Salary du jour: Red & Black publisher Harry Montevideo, $189,545
August 17, 2012 --

Aug. 17, 2012 — If there’s a better way to piss off students and journalists than letting a condescending adman tell students how to run their newspaper, I can’t imagine what it would be. That, I would guess, is why UGA’s Harry Montevideo makes the big bucks. Montevideo — publisher of the Red & Black, whose key editorial staffers walked out this week — collected nearly $190,000 in salary a year ago from the non-profit that runs the student paper, tax records show.

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive
July 5, 2011 --

A joint investigation by ProPublica, PBS “Frontline” and NPR looks into nearly two dozen cases in which people were accused of killing children based on flawed forensic opinions and then later cleared. Among them: Melonie Ware, acquitted at a DeKalb County retrial in 2009 after spending more than a year in jail for the alleged murder of a 9-month-old boy she was babysitting.

Deal, Ralston, Oxendine probes in limbo as top ethics staffers depart

Deal, Ralston, Oxendine probes in limbo as top ethics staffers depart
June 14, 2011 --

Ethics probes involving Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and former Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine are in limbo today as the attorneys conducting those investigations look for new jobs. Stacey Kalberman and Sherilyn Streicker, the top two staffers at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, learned last week they must clean out their desks by June 30.

Linder, Marshall paid big staff bonuses on way out the door

Linder, Marshall paid big staff bonuses on way out the door
March 9, 2011 --

Former Georgia Congressmen Jim Marshall and John Linder paid hefty, six-figure bonuses to their staffs before leaving Washington, a newly released analysis has found. Marshall, defeated last year for re-election, paid more than twice as much in staff salaries in the fourth quarter of 2010 as in the previous three, the analysis showed. Linder, who retired after nine terms, paid his staff 86 percent more. Those increased payments ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, in Congress.

Nov. 21

November 22, 2010 --

Perdue staffers land new state jobs, climb pay scale Georgia low on list for illegal immigrant ID check Deal transition team full of lobbyists Ships cited for endangering whales near Savannah AJC files complaint over school cheating scandal

Aug. 13

August 13, 2010 --

Female staffers: Judge behind photo incident committed crime Public housing demolition and premature death Troy Davis bid to reopen hearing for new evidence rejected Xpress commuter buses going broke Former Sea Island Co. president wants his $27M Gwinnett DA to mull charges in Bannister DUI mishap

July 27

July 27, 2010 --

Delays in specials needs vouchers could limit choice, cost parents $$$ Ethics complaint alleges $13K in illegal payments to Handel staffers Madison Co. superintendent resigns over alleged affair Coleman holds off on concession until voter fraud inquiry is settled Panel to release ATL test cheating probe Monday

Investigating the investigators: How House ethics panel works

Investigating the investigators: How House ethics panel works
March 12, 2010 --

By MARIAN WANG/ProPublica Tickle fights vs. groping. Salty language vs. sexual harassment. For those who’ve been following the media circus around ex-Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY), there’s been quite a lot to follow. Nonetheless, on Wednesday the House ethics committee closed its investigation into Massa, claiming his resignation rendered any findings “irrelevant” and put him “outside […]

Dec. 14

December 14, 2009 --

Questions over lobbyist’s relationship with Carrollton lawmaker PSC staffers criticize Georgia Power Findings of Forsyth County IT probe under review Albany official resigns to avoid possible indictment Ethics reform is likely this session due to one woman History of scandal at state Capitol

Vital Records chief ‘paranoid’ about job — here’s why

Vital Records chief 'paranoid' about job -- here's why
June 3, 2009 --

Georgia’s $96,000-a-year vital records director was “very paranoid about his job and was always afraid that he was going to lose it,” a GBI investigative report says. Now we know why. The GBI file, released Tuesday, shows co-workers found six boxes of unprocessed paperwork in director Richard Wheat’s office over spring break, and even more […]